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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Breaking News

  • Council addresses several issues at Tuesday’s meeting

    The Lafourche Parish Council met Tuesday night to consider a full agenda of measures. Absent were Councilman Joe Fertitta and Parish President Charlotte Randolph. Of particular importance were ordinances requesting “No Dumping - $500 Fine” signs to be posted at five parish boat launches.

  • 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime Scheduled for Tuesday, August 5

    The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office will once again be participating in the National Night Out Against Crime. This year marks the 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime event, and will be celebrated nationwide on Tuesday, August 5.

  • Improper payments by federal government top $100B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tax credits for families that don't qualify. Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary. Unemployment benefits for people who are secretly working.

  • Local authorities report recent arrests: July 7 - 9

    The following information is based on reports from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those individuals have been booked with, not convicted of, the offenses shown. All accused should be presumed innocent until proved guilty.

  • Audit: $1.3M in federal food benefits went to dead

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — About $1.3 million in federal food card benefits were used fraudulently in Louisiana after the legal recipients died, a state audit has found. The audit looked at Louisiana Purchase food cards assigned to one-person households during the four years ending June 30, 2013. 

  • Fishermen advised of dangers of flesh-eating bacteria

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising fishermen to be aware of the potential danger of vibrio vulnificus (V. vulnificus) bacteria that can be found in saltwater. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), V.

  • No decision yet on Louisiana school tests

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Students head back to Louisiana's public schools in fewer than six weeks, with no decision made about what standardized tests third-graders through eighth-graders will take in the spring to measure their learning. A dispute between Gov.

  • Prosecuting father accused of decapitating son costly

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — District Attorney Cam Morvant says Lafourche Parish spent more than $230,000 prosecuting a Thibodaux man accused of decapitating his disabled son.In February, thirty-two-year-old Jeremiah Wright was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2011 death of 7-year-old Jori Lirette. 

  • Audit: Medicaid paid $2.7M to ineligible inmates

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's health department made nearly $2.7 million in Medicaid payments for state prisoners, who are not eligible for the benefits, according to a state audit. The audit, released Monday, says the monthly Bayou Health and Louisiana Behavioral Health Program payments were made for 2,644 inmates over the 23 months ending Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Thibodaux woman arrested after authorities find child, animals in adverse conditions

    A Thibodaux woman was arrested after deputies found her child and several animals living in adverse conditions inside her home. Danielle Morgan, 30, of 220 Leighton Drive, was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty and one count of cruelty to juveniles.

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